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nbc 10 news starts now. this morning, police are asking for your help as they look for this missing girl. 12-year-old disappeared from her philadelphia home yesterday. just a few weeks away for the start of school in philadelphia. funding is tight. some teachers are turning to online efforts to come up with the money they need for your child's classroom. here's a live look at boathouse road. sunny and hot, today and
tomorrow, it could feel even hotter. good morning, 4:30. this is nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. tell us more about this hotness. we're in the middle of a heat wave but hopefully relief is not too far off in the future. give us the good news, meteorologist bill henley. >> it will be a bit hotter today. a clear view, looking at philadelphia and 75 degrees right now. there are some spots in the 60s but solidly in the 70s for roxborough and northeast philadelphia at the airport in south philadelphia. 76 at 5th and wharton, a warm start, a little bit hotter this afternoon. by 6:00 we'll see low 70s, close to 80 degrees at 9:00 and the upper 80s by lunch time today with lots of sunshine and southwesterly winds. a light wind. that will deliver more humidity today. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. right now,ç time for a check o traffic.
katy zachry has your first alert traffic. >> thank you, bill. i'm watching construction on 76 westbound, if you head out of center city. here's the construction right here, highlighted really well in our camera. it is causing you to tap the brakes. these drivers showing red in the rear. this is causing you to tap the brakes. there really isn't any major accident on any of the majors in pennsylvania, new jersey or delaware. just overnight construction for you to be aware of, eastbound that construction cleared not too long ago. your 95 drive times around the delaware/pennsylvania state line between naamans road and 476 to the same in the opposite direction. in montgomery county at yerger road at gerloff road. 4:32. now the latest on a shooting in philadelphia that we first brought you as breaking news last night on north 2nd street in olney. a police got out of a car,
opened fire, hitting two men and a women. they're all expected ed ted to. at this point they have no suspects. this is mayasia mcfarland. she suffers from bipolar disorder. if you think you may have seen her, call police. a philadelphia man faces several charges. marc edwards hit a 6-year-old girl, investigators say, along sylvester street in the northeast. the little girl is in stable condition at st. christopher's hospital. she's being treated for broken bones. >> today authorities will perform an autopsy on the body of a bethlehem woman. 53-year-old patricia rasmussen was found yesterday in the tressler's bridge. emergency crews rescued a
man at the bangor quarry. we're told he was injured after hitting a rock. an nbc 10 viewer sent thus picture showing the aftermath of a police chase and car crash in wilmington yesterday. police say a driver sped off when officers tried to pull her over. that's when she hit an suv which caused the suv to hit another car. four people were hurt in all. they're all expected to be okay. police say a man stole a motorcycle, lost control and crashed it into a home in uber darby. yesterday afternoon on south harwood street. police were able to find the man who is now recovering from injuries in the hospital. e-a-g-l-e-s, eagles fans are waking up with a smile on their yesterday. the eagles took the field without some of their key starters but they didn't need those to beat the indianapolis colts.
mark sanchez got the start. barner made a couple guys miss here, ran down the sideline. the eagles led 23-3 at the half. to the delight of many in the fourth quarter, everyone was waiting for tim tebow to get into the game, including tracy davidson. tebow did this for her, ran a seven-yard touchdown. eagles won 36-10. next saturday, the eagles take on the ravens in preseason action. nbc 10 of course is the place to watch it from pregameç to kickf to postgame. don't miss a minute, starting at 6:30. that's saturday, not sunday. nbc 10 is your officials eagles station. 4:35 and 74 degrees outside. with kids getting ready to go back to school, some teachers in philadelphia say they don't have enough money for school
supplies. they've come up with a solution to make sure they're ready. matt delucia is live in philadelphia's lawndale neighborhood. teachers have been doing it for a while but a lot of them say they have to do it. tell us more. >> yes, tracy, some teachers do very well with getting supplies, others not so much. you figure the cost of supplying a classroom can be upwards of $500 or even more. a lot of the teachers are turning elsewhere to find that money. so jane quigley at cedar grove christian academy is doing something different. she's soliciting donations through the internet after hearing about it from colleagues. she wants ipads for her second grade class but can't afford them on her own. so far she's raised just under $600 of a $1,000 goal. >> i'm kind of an old school teacher and i'm trying to branch out into modern technology and get ipads that the kids can use individually to aid their learning.
>> how success hall has crowd funding been overall? five years ago, go fun me.com reported 135 online campaigns from teachers. last year that number went up to 141 thoushlgs. ve very popular indeed. it's been nearly a week since the massive explosions in china. >> they're still searching for victims in the aftermath. we'll update that search effort and the investigation into the chemicals that may be behind the blast. and it may be hot here in our area but it is nothing like the heat wave gripping egypt. we'll tell you how soaring temperatures there are taking a deadly toll. 74 degrees here at nbc 10. the time is 4:37. the temperatures are falling right now. it will be a hotter afternoon. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when we come back.
now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> the temperatures are in the mid-70s. not much of a cooling breeze this mother. a light wind blowing in center city. it will stay light today. it's the direction that makes the difference. it's a southwesterly wind. that's bringing in more humidity. the wind at 6 miles an hour. will go stronger but not going to be a strong, gusty wind this afternoon. not going to be cloudy either. a few, thin clouds overnight. they've pretty much disappeared. on our way to a sunny and hot one. allentown, reading, up to 94 degrees. 87 for the pocono mountains. plenty of sunshine for norristown, mount holly. inland, vineland and dover top out into the low 90s and 94 for philadelphia, williamstown, a high of 93 and 92 degrees for wilmington. and it's going to get steamier on us. the seven-day forecast with the
timing of some cooler weather later in the week when i come back in ten minutes. all right, bill. i finally got our periscope feed up. it took us like 40 minutes due to technical problems. >> don't look to me for techniquele problems. >> there's tracy. >> katy zachry is watching the roads here. >> i'll throw it to you, katy. catch. >> i'll catch it. >> i don't trust my arm. >> i trust you. >> all right. let's get to the traffic. >> there's really not a lot going on, which is great news. taking a alive look at 95 at the betsy ross bridge. no volume or backup. southbound between woodhaven and the vine, 13 minutes, 12 minutes the opposite way. i am following construction
alrea around delmont avenue. on the 42 freeway northbound between route 55 and the walt whitman bridge, it will take you five minutes there. coming up in a few minutes, we take a look at mass transit. tracy? some call it cutting the cord. >> it's a growing trend among tv viewers. still, no end to the wildfires burning in california. we'll show you how this one outside l.a. continues to grow. getting out of jail early. we'll tell you why oscar pistorius could go free later this week after serving less than a year for the shooting of his girlfriend.
take a look at this video. this is what firefighters are battling just outside los angeles. it took only a few minutes yesterday for this wildfire to double in size from 100 to 200 acres. the fire is burning on a hillside and on structures below. no reports of anybody hurt or how this particular fire
started. meantime in washington state, the small resort town of sha'alan is surrounded by a wildfire. the national guard was called in to make water drops after thousands were forced to evacuate. the fire has destroyed between 50 and 100 homes and buildings. and a scorching heat wave in egypt has killed at least 93 people. temperatures in southern egypt soared to 114 degrees this past week with no relief in site. workers at an ice factory say demand has been especially high. the head of emergency services says most of the people who died were elderly. he blames the deaths or exhaustion, not drinking enough water. search and rescue crews continue to scour that site in tianjin, china. where massive explosions killed at least 112 last week. 95, including 85 firefighters are still missing. crews are trying to find those people. the firefighters who may be
trapped inside that building near a blast site. meantime, officials are also working to determine which chemicals were being stored at the warehouse where the explosions happened. in pakistan, at least ten people are dead after a suicide bombing after the home of an anti-taliban provincial minister. the minister was among the dead. officials say he was hosting a meeting when the bomb went off. four people remain in critical condition. no one is claiming responsibility but suspicious is falling on the taliban and its ally. family and friends of the eight people killed inside their houston home on august 8th will gather for a funeral later today. a former boyfriend of valerie jackson is charged with killer her, her twhusband dwayne and their six children. this amateur video shows the aftermath of the attack but nbc news cannot independently verify
whether this videoç is authent. human rights workers say at least 200 people were hurt in the attack. united nations estimates more than 230,000 people have been killed since syria's civil war began. 4:47. hundreds gathered in the west bank to honor a palestinian man kill after stabbing an israeli police officer. the incident was the second stabbing attack by a palestinian on israeli security. it became after a hunger striker lost consciousness after a 60-day fast. thousands of brazilian s gather for a day of anti-government protests. the demonstrators waived flags, banners and balloons here rio's copacabana beach. a widespread corruption scandal, failing economy and rising inflation have been problems
during their president's second term in offer. oscar pistorius is expected to be released from a south african prison today, actually on friday, after serving ten months for shooting his girlfriend to death. he was sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp on valentine's day, 2013. he said he believed she was an intruder. there are reports pistorius would live in his uncle's home and be required to perform community service. 4:48. on to decision 2016 and specifics from donald trump, the republican presidential front-runner gave "meet the press's" check todd details on his plan to deal with illegal immigration. >> we have to make a whole new set of standards. when people come in -- >> you'll split up families, deport children. >> chuck, chuck, we're going to keep the families together.
>> but you're going to keep them together out. >> they have to go. >> trump of course stirred up controversy with his comments about undocumented immigrants from mexico. he promised a crackdown on what he called criminal aliens. away from the campaign, donald trump says he will report for jury duty in new york city today. trump says he'll be there bright and early. his spokesperson said the campaign will good on if trump is seated on a jury. more people are cutting the chord with pay tv. a new report finds pay tv providers had their worst three-month period between april and june. researchers say more consumers are turning to net delivered video options. despite the loss of subscribers, 83% of u.s. homes are still connected to some form of pay tv. nbc 10 is counting down to the pope's historic visit to philadelphia for the world meeting of families. our countdown clock is on 40
days, and just under 5 hours until the pope arrives. there still are rail passes on new jersey transit. no tickets will be sold on the weekend that the pope is here. don't wait until the last minute. there's a long last of transportation changes, road closures, fences going up. check the nbc 10 news app. you can read all about it there. also, read "preparing for the pope" on the nbc 10 news app. a weekend of remembrance and service remembering families of the fallen that have defended our country. the travis manyonç from doylestown died in iraq in 2007. the teenager spent part of the day at bartrum's garden painting boats by children in philadelphia. it said the event helps them
grieve and to know that they are not alone. >> when we are each other, we are able to come together with a bond that's unique and so strong. it's amazing. we're doing so many things to work through grieving and just smile and laugh and get together. >> the manyon foundation is a not for profit dedicated to helping family members who lost loved ones in active military service. now your first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> nine minutes before 5:00. we're stuck in the middle 70s right now. temperatures could come down a little bit more. the skies are clear, wind is light. the only thing that's different is the humidity is higher. that's helping to keep things warmer. temperatures go up, the air quality goes down. just like over the weekend, a code orange which can be unhealthy for sensitive groups. that's in effect for today. for today we're starting off with clear skies. we will see bright sunshine and it's going to be back in the 90s this afternoon.
it will be a little bit hotter than yesterday. philadelphia and northeast philadelphia 75 degrees, 68 in pottstown and chester county, it's down to 65 for fair meadow farm but 70 right now at the brandy wine airport and 69 degrees in phoenixville. a warmer morning and a hot afternoon. no sign of any wet weather. we could use some. it doesn't look like rainfall until we get towards the end of the week come thursday and friday. today you'll need your sunglasses. sunny skies, find a shady spot if you can. it will be a hot afternoon with temperatures in the low to mid-90s today. a steamier day tomorrow. 92 after a morning low of 71 degrees. there's a chance of isolated showers on wednesday but more widespread wet weather, heavy rain potential for thursday and friday, that's going to keep temperatures lower. 80s for thursday and friday. then we'll be drying out just in time for the weekend. partly sunny and 80s for
saturday and sunday. an aggressive driving crackdown is happening right now on county route 539. officials say staggering numbers led to their multiagency effort to make this highway safer from january 13 to may 2015, nearly 300 crashes, including 11 deadly ones happened along 539. seven minutes before 5:00. hopefully no aggressive driving. hopefully it will be a nice, smooth ride. >> nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter katy zachry is here with a look at that smooth drive. >> it is a smooth drive for most people. this camera is going in and out. when it does come back in just a second. this is the vine street expressway right at 8th street. very little volume on the vine. your drive times reflect that. it will take you three minutes, two minutes to go the opposite way. if you continue west on 76 you will find construction around the belmont avenue exit.
taking a look at the pennsylvania turnpike between route 1 and the valley forge exit, it will take you 22 minutes eastbound. just checked all of mass transit. everything is running on or close to schedule. late last night, patco was having signal problems. i'm waiting on word back if those signal problems have been corrected. i'll let you know coming up in a bit. school bells will be ringing in just a few weeks. hard to believe. 134 teachers in philadelphia say they done have the enough money forõrj supplies so they're taking a different approach this year. matt delucia will be along at 5:00 to explain. it was a sea of yellow that could make any kid or kid at heart happy. we'll show you where this unlikely regatta happened for a good cause.
4:56. fans, they were hot but happy when they streamed out of the linc yesterday. the eagles bewon the game yesterday. derrick sawyer tweeted an alert telling them to stay cool and safe. people had had enough of the hot weather. hot dancing there from swoop. despite the stadium's design, which enhances air flow, it was pretty hot even for the most devoted eagles fan. >> we got here early enough to take part in the pregame festivities. >> are you ready to go too >> yep, end of story. officials say there were no
heat-related emergency calls during the game yesterday. the eagles play the ravens in the next preseason game. nbc 10 is your eagles station, starting at 6:30 next saturday. the rio 2016 organizingç committee held another day of test events ahead of next year's summer games. bikers took to the streets for an international road cycling challenge. they ran into unanticipated challenges. massive anti-government protests forced organizers to shorten the track and close some streets. cyclists also said conditions on parts of the course were bumpy and dangerous. a tradition makes quite a splash for a great cause. >> three, two, one, go! ducks for the 22nd annual united
way rubber ducky regatta. the event raised more than $600,000 for the united way's impact funned in cape may county. those are always fun. >> rubber ducky, you're the one. >> i was ready to start singing it for you. >> i was waiting for that. you're watching nbc 10 news. nbc 10 news today at 5:00 a.m. starts right now. >> for our periscope friends. >> sure. nbc 10 news starts now. time to start thinking about back-to-school and teachers are thinking outside the box. finding a different way to fund their classrooms. e-a-g-l-e-s, eagles! >> eagles fans are flying high coming off a victory over the colts. another day of 90 degree weather that would make it an
official heat wave. i'm chris cato. >> i'm tracy davidson. just about 5:00 a.m. let's get you updated on the heat and humidity with meteorologist bill henley. >> it will be hotter this afternoon and the humidity will be higher, too. other than that, typical august weather. this is a live view from center city. nice and clear, no sign of any clouds. it's going to be tough to stay cool as the temperatures climb from the 70s into the 90s. 75 at philadelphia international. there are cooler spots. in fact, just dropped down to 66 degrees in millville. down 2 degrees in the last hour. pottstown hasn't budged. low 70s for allentown and reading. a warm start and a hot day brewing. 83 at 10:00. 90 degrees by 1:00 this afternoon and still climbing at that hour. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. right now it's time for your first alert traffic with katy g. morning, ll